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Great Lakes Brewing RoboHop

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Imperial IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of Tank Ten Series
As a child, RoboHop was shunned for his laser beam eyeballs, bulbous hop-shaped torso and robotic limbs.
During adolescence however, things changed for our hero. He captained his high school hockey team, routinely took over dance floors, and thusly, garnered a lot of attention from female classmates.
Today, RoboHop battles blandness by making this killer-hoppy and bracingly bitter beer. Suffer.
Seasonal: Part of Tank Ten Series.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1047) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orangée pâle trouble, mousse blanche crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, malt, un brin herbal. Goût de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt plutôt présent, pin, bonne amertume.Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Bomber from the LCBO, written 8.5% ABV. Pours a slight hazy golden-amber colour with a warm cap, frothy, long lasting with foamy-soapy lace. Aromas start off on pure grapefruit with its zest. Later, notes of pine needles and mild caramel appear. Well-balanced dry mouthfeel with some medium-bodied wetness and crispness. Again, lots of grapefruit in the taste and not as much caramel as in most DIPA. Alcohol is well-hidden so goes down nicely. Feels more like a normal IPA, which is a compliment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (172) - - APR 14, 2015
From a 650ml bottle. Pours a big frothy beige head and has a hazy golden appearance. Thick dirty sticky lacing. Aromas are quite citrusy, piney, floral and herbal hops. A bit yeasty as well. Flavours are also very much on the citrus and bitter hops side. Quite a bit of yeasty notes as well as bready malts. Has a full bodied mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy texture. Average carbonation. Astringent and slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink and hoppy enough for my tastes. Really doesn’t seem like an impy IPA to me though (bottle says 8.5%).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
650ml bottle. Milky golden body, small white head, average to poor retention. Delicious aroma of stone fruits, orange caramels, resins, tons of malt, very floral. Taste is equally satisfying: piney, orange candies, honey, grapefruit zest. Bold and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
650mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Nose brings out fresh citrus and resinous hops, some pine, oranges, and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour brings out bitter citrus rinds, resinous hops, a touch of tropical fruits, and a big caramel malt backbone that never cloys. Big n bold, with a thick malt backbone providing ample balance for the truckload of hops. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terrybail (702) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
650ml bottle from Steve Well this guys know how to make an IPA that is for sure hazy orange pour fluffy head lots of floral hop aroma crisp hop taste with a good bitter finish really good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Can - 473ml. Hazy golden body with a lasting, white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with mango, citrusy, and herbal hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries herbal, woody, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
650ml bottle. Light amber with a frothy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are mango, pineapple, lychee, lime, resinous hops, sweet malts, sugar, bread, alcohol, onion and grass with spicy and floral notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Dry fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Liquide doré. Belle mousse qui laisse une dentelle. Nez de clémentines, de mandarines, de cèdre et de pin avec des parfums céréaliers minimalement sucrés. Goût floral et résineux qui manque de fruits juteux. Présence en bouche correcte. Effervescence normalisée. Finale de notes amères resineuses et florales assez collantes. Bon mais loin du spectacle. Je préfère lorsque ça goûte davantage les fruits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bomber from LCBO. Clear light copper with no head. Floral hop and light pine aroma, fair amount of caramel and biscuit malt, some bittersweet grapefruit, booze, some hoppy nail polish characteristics (although not is not totally fair but its what comes to mind). Low carbonation, moderate+ body, bitter but with a boozy sweetness, tropical fruit on the finish along with a fair amount of malt. Will have to try another bottle or this on tap to see if its the beer or this specific bottle that doesn’t do it for me. For now much prefer the karma citra.


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